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2014-01-24 08:25:47

PALO ALTO, Calif., Jan. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Christopher Banys, who represents inventors and small businesses in patent disputes, debated a proposed overhaul of the U.S. patent system with IP counsel from Intel, Johnson & Johnson and the Coalition for 21st Century Patent Reform, a law school professor, and others, this week in a special meeting of staff for the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130429/SF04157LOGO) "Congress is...

2014-01-23 16:23:13

"A Nation in the Red" Dallas-based Author Says the Government Has Failed NEW YORK and DALLAS, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Murray Holland, author of "A Nation in the Red," says Congress and President Obama have failed again in making any headway on the U.S. debt. He predicts a colossal train wreck, leading to more middle class stagnation. Already, the U.S. has the world's 6(th) debt/GDP ratio. "Do I sleep better at night knowing that Republicans and Democrats finally agreed to a...

2014-01-23 08:22:17

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new ad produced by Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) blasts Congress for failing to address the nation's dangerous $17 trillion debt and instead cutting pensions for military retirees. The 30-second ad--totaling $74,520 and airing regionally on Radio in Denver, Colorado for three weeks--is entitled "Priorities" and praises Rep. Mike Coffman (CO-6) for his principled stand in voting against the budget. Rep. Coffman, an Army...

2014-01-23 08:22:15

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new ad produced by Concerned Veterans for America (CVA) blasts Congress for failing to address the nation's dangerous $17 trillion debt and instead cutting pensions for military retirees. The 30-second ad--totaling $665,616 and running on statewide TV and radio in Arkansas for three weeks--is entitled "Priorities" and praises Rep. Tom Cotton (AR-4) for his principled stand in voting against the budget. Rep. Cotton, an Army...

2014-01-17 16:23:40

WASHINGTON, Jan. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lupus Foundation of America applauds Congress for enacting the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, H.R. 3547, which provides funding for vital lupus research and education programs. While the legislation provides good news for the fight against lupus, the omnibus bill only partially restores National Institutes of Health (NIH) funds that were previously cut from federal budgets through the automatic spending reductions known as...

2014-01-16 23:03:36

International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) and the European Knee Associates (EKA) bring together the global orthopaedic community for the first-ever worldwide congress dedicated to joint arthroplasty, The World Arthroplasty Congress, 16-18 April 2015 in Paris, France. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 16, 2014 Fulfilling the need for enhanced global education in orthopaedics, the International Congress for Joint Reconstruction (ICJR) and the European Knee Associates (EKA) will...

2014-01-16 20:22:21

WASHINGTON, Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- An unprecedented $122 million increase for Alzheimer's research, education, outreach and caregiver support stemming from the efforts of Alzheimer's Association advocates was passed swiftly by Congress today. The Alzheimer's Association commends the bipartisan work of our elected officials to make Alzheimer's disease a national priority. Congress has been engaged in addressing Alzheimer's over the last several years, having...

2014-01-15 20:20:09

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), an advisory committee that reports to NASA and Congress, has released its 2013 annual report examining NASA's safety performance over the past year and highlighting issues and concerns to agency and government officials. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The report released Wednesday is based on the panel's 2013 fact-finding and quarterly public meetings;...

2014-01-13 23:25:17

Recently identified by the World Women Leadership Congress (WWLCA) as an outstanding leader committed to making a genuine difference through her passionate contribution of distinct innovations and initiatives, Mel Lim will be celebrated with other honorees at the World Women Leadership Congress and Award held February 14, 15, 2014 at TAJ Lands End, Mumbai (India). San Diego, CA (PRWEB) January 13, 2014 The New Year is off to a praiseworthy start for design and thought leader Mel Lim of...

2014-01-10 16:22:46

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association urges members of Congress to move quickly to pass the Trade Priorities Act (TPA) of 2014 that was introduced yesterday by Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Dave Camp (R-MI). The bill outlines key objectives and requirements aimed at helping Congress and the Executive Branch to work together to advance trade agreements that will create jobs for American...